Leveraging Your Japan Experience While Mapping Your Career Path: KCJS Alumni Talk Series

Spring 2022

Date Speaker School KCJS Year Currently
March 17, 8-9:30pm (EDT) new icon with stars
サイナイ・クルズ(Sinai Cruz)Sinai's Alumni Talk Flyer
Columbia College 28(’16-17) High School ENL Teacher
March 10, 7-8:30pm (EST) シャバン・リベラ(Siobhain Rivera)Siobhain's Alumni Talk Flyer Emory University 19(’07-08) Project Manager/Librarian at the Minnesota Department of Health
February 17, 7-8:30pm (EST) マット・マクデビット(Matt McDevitt)
Matt's Alumni Talk Flyer
Stanford University 22(’10-11) COO at QuantumBlack Japan, the Machine Learning/AI center of excellence within McKinsey & Company

 


 

Past Alumni Talks

Fall 2021

Date Speaker School KCJS Year Currently
November 17, 7-9pm (EST) ニコール・ベルトッツィ (Nicolle Bertozzi)
Nicolle's alumni talk flyer
the University of Chicago 27(’15-16) Doctoral student at Columbia University / Fulbright fellow
October 22, 8-10pm (EDT) アンドリュー・フィッシャー (Andrew Fischer)Andrew's Alumni Talk flyer Washington University in St. Louis Summer ’17, 29(’17-18) Student, IUC Yokohama; former JET
October 7, 8-10pm (EDT) ジュリアン・ベイショア (Julian Bashore)
Julian's alumni talk flyer
the University of Pennsylvania 5
(’93-94)
Representative Director, MacDermid Performance Solutions Japan

 


 

Spring 2021

Date Speaker School KCJS Year Currently
April 23 (EDT) ステイシー・スミス (Stacy Smith)
Stacy's alumni talk flyer
Brown University 10
(’98-99)
freelance Japanese interpreter, translator and writer
April 13 (EDT) アンドリュー・ブバラ (Andrew Bubala)
Andrew's alumni talk flyer
Yale University 5
(’93-94)
Groupe SEB Japan (President & Representative Director)
March 21 (EDT) チャールズ・エイヤーズ(a.k.a チャールズ・セーント・アンソニー) (Charles Ayers a.k.a. Charles St. Anthony)
Charles's alumni talk flyer
Columbia University 10
(’98-99)
Podcast host/Author/Personality
Feb.23 (EST) デイビッド・グリーンスパン(David Greenspan)
David's alumni talk flyer
Harvard University 4
(’92-93)
TV Director/Editor
Jan.29 (EST) シンシア・ブー(Cynthia Vu)
Cynthia's alumni talk flyer
Yale University 29
(’17-18)
3M HIS (Software Engineer)
Jan.22 (EST) カーシャ・リンチ(Kasia Lynch)
Kasia's alumni talk flyer
Boston University 10
(’98-99)
IkigaiConnections.com (Founder)

 


 

Fall 2020

Date Speaker School KCJS Year Currently
Sept.11 (EDT) ヘイリー・ボルク Barnard College 26 3DOM Inc., Tokyo (Assistant Manager)
Sept.18 (EDT) ジェド・シュミット Brown University 9 Hudson Valley, NY-Kyoto ((Web Developer)
Oct.2 (EDT) ジョン・ジョハネス Brandeis University 18 Tango Gameworks, Tokyo (Game Designer/Director)
Oct.9 (EDT) トレバー・メンダズ Columbia University 28 Doctoral Student, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
Oct.23 (EDT) ナオミ・コーミエー Wellesley College 26 Google, Tokyo (Human Resources)
Nov.6 (EST) ブランドン・シムズ Boston University 23 LINE, Fukuoka (Translation)
Nov.20 (EST) ジョン・アンダーソン Boston University 6 Twitch, Japan (Advertising & Media)
Dec.4 (EST) ジェイク・ヤング University of Michigan 18 Media Translation (Anime & Manga)
Dec.18 (EST) クリストファー・ブラウトン University of Notre Dame Summer 2013 Amazon, Tokyo

 

Flyers and Sneak Preview Videos

 

Meet Christopher Broughton (KCJS Summer 2013, University of Notre Dame) on December 18, 7-8:30PM (EST)!

 

For more information, see the flyer and watch the video!

***Registration is required, and the information is in the flyer below.

Christopher's alumni talk flyer
Christopher's alumni talk video

 

 

Meet Jake Jung (KCJS18, 2006-2007, University of Michigan) on December 4, 7-8:30PM (EST)!

 

For more information, see the flyer and watch the video!

***Registration is required, and the information is in the flyer below.

Jake's alumni talk flyer
Jake's alumni talk video

 

 

Meet Jon Anderson (KCJS6, 1994-1995, Boston University) on November 20, 7-8:30PM (EST)!

 

For more information, see the flyer!

***Registration is required, and the information is in the flyer below.

Jon's alumni talk flyer
Jake's alumni talk video

 

 

Meet Brandon Syms (KCJS23, 2011, Boston University) on November 6, 7-8:30PM (EST)!

 

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***Registration is required, and the information is in the flyer below.

Brandon's alumni talk flyer
Brandon's alumni talk video

 

 

Meet Naomi Cormier (KCJS26, 2014, Wellesley College) on October 23, 7-8:30PM (EDT)!

 

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***Registration is required, and the information is in the flyer below.

Naomi's alumni talk flyer
Naomi's alumni talk video

 

 

Meet Trevor Menders (Summer 2016, KCJS28, 2017, Columbia University) on October 9, 7-8:30PM (EDT)!

 

For more information, see the flyer and watch the video!

***Registration is required, and the information is in the flyer below.

Trevor's alumni talk flyer
Trevor's alumni talk video

 

 

Meet John Johanas (KCJS18, 2006-2007, Brandeis University) on October 2, 7-8:30PM (EDT)!

 

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***Registration is required, and the information is in the flyer below.

John's alumni talk flyer
John's alumni talk video

 

 

Meet Jed Schmidt (KCJS9, 1997-1998, Brown University) on September 18, 7-8:30PM (EDT)!

 

For more information, see the flyer and watch the video!

***Registration is required, and the information is in the flyer below.


Jed's alumni talk flyer
Jed's alumni talk video

 

 

Meet Haley Valk (KCJS26, 2014-15, Barnard College) on September 11, 7-8:30PM (EDT)!

 

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***Registration is required, and the information is in the flyer below.

Haley's alumni talk flyer
Haley's alumni talk video

 

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